Pythagoras; Greek Philosopher, Initiate Teacher, Founder of a Brotherhood at Crotona, by a Group of Students

Pythagoras; Greek Philosopher, Initiate Teacher, Founder of a Brotherhood at Crotona, by a Group of Students

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...The cultivation of intuition was held superior. Pythagoras taught the candidate to harmonize his earthly temple, that he might reflect the divine harmony. Here he was taught tolerance to every cult, and that esoteric science meant the unity of all the good in all religions. Number was taught to include the secret of things; seven sacred modes, seven notes, seven colors, seven planets. Ethical. Moral discipline, hygiene, purity. Covered from three to five years. Rule of silence imposed. Aim: to develop intuition. Moral Discipline. Honor to parents. Faithfulness to friends. Contempt for wealth and fame. Worship according to established religion. Recognition of spiritual hierarchies. Given relation of numbers and music. Hygiene and Purity. Governing passions; perfect chastity recommended. Care of body, baths, exercise, etc. Temperance in all things. No wine permitted. Certain foods forbidden., No flesh eaten by higher initiates. Purification of reason by study of different problems. Second Degree Purification, the key-note, was here taught and cultivated. Music was used as a powerful means. It was said that the medicine of music was that which cured moral ills and produced purification. This was the period in which the occult doctrine was expounded by the use of music and the mysterious science of number. The disciples came into direct relation with the master, which meant a real initiation. It was a place which could be occupied only by the faithful soul in search for real esoteric doctrine and a revelation of true occult science. The pupil had to begin by contemplating its principles in the light of his own intelligence. All signs and hidden meanings of the occult world were divulged after receiving the oath of silence, these leading to a...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236980549
  • 9781236980540